|Our Final Walk & Race. The end of an era. |
The Annual Michael Dunleavy 5K Walk & Road Race was retired with the
final Walk & Run held on April 1, 2012 after 10 wonderful years. All of us at the Michael Dunleavy Foundation
wish to thank all of the participants, staff, organizers and volunteers for their tireless devotion to this worthy cause.
Together we are making a difference in the fight against Childhood Brain Cancer. While the Walk/Race is no
longer with us the Foundation continues to raise Funds in a number of other ways and we hope you will join us
once again at these events. Please check our Newsworthy Notes page for up coming events and
|Another great day for 10th Annual 5K Race!|
The 10th Annual Michael Dunleavy 5K Walk & Road Race to benefit
childhood Cancer Research held on April 1, 2012 was a great success.
While warm sun was tempered by the cool breezes and the partly cloudy sky is was a perfect day.
Hundreds of runners and walkers set off on their annual journey to help raise money to fight Childhood
Brain Tumors and promote cancer research.
Gerry Dunleavy and his family thank everyone for their continued
support both here in Winchester and for our Sister Foundation in Doolin, Ireland. His message this
year was on the progress that has been made which was echoed by Doctors Weinstein and Ebbs from Mass General Hospital.
| Gloria's Pizza warmed us from within...|
Once again Michael Rauseo and his crew from Gloria's Pizza have helped fill our bellies
and kept us warm hundreds of slices of tasty Pizza. Note the mound of empty boxes that grows with every slice give
out. This year Michael's helpers are rumored to be family members
( a daughter and a niece ) who acted like seasoned professionals. Their motto... see an open hand, put a slice of
Gloria's pizza in it! Our sincere thanks go out to Michael, his family and all of the wonderful people at Gloria's
Pizza for all they have done over the years for the Michael Dunleavy Foundation.
The Michael Dunleavy Foundation wishes to thank all the participants of the Annual 5K Walk & Road Race and
the Merchants and Volunteers that made it all happen. Without all of you none of this would have been possible.
We hope to see you all at our New fund raisers !
We will leave this page active as a resource and reminder for all who joined together
for these events. Feel free to download the photos from the archives for personal use. Please contact the Foundation
for any non personal use requests.
|Overall 1st Place Runner !|
Andrew Gardiner of Dover number 132 has turned in the courses fastest time ever
at 15:31 passing Andie Colon of Methuen who ran it in 16:06 in 2008.
Congratulations to Andrew on his all time fastest time and to all the runners on a great run.
|Overall 1st Place Female Runner !|
Claire Aalerud number 163 of Malden powered her way to the finish line
in 23:33 and finished 13th in the over all standings. Congratulations Clair on fantastic run!
|Historical Over all Winners !|
Someone has to win, but here there are no losers. Here is a list of the
over all winners since the Michael Dunleavy 5K was first run.
2003 Michel Arpin 17:15:0 Andover
2004 Paul Richard 16:59.8 Winchester
2005 Mark Walsh-Cooke 17:33:0 Unknown
2006 Mike Dimauro 17:37.9 Woburn
2007 Steve Blair 19:10.5 Woburn
2008 Andie Colon 16:06.0 Methuen
2009 Coley Carden 16:28.0 Winchester
2010 Mike Dimauro 17:14.0 Woburn
2011 Brad Mish 16:57.0 Boston
2012 Andrew Gardiner 15:31.0 Dover
|Team Alicia takes part in 10th Annual Walk|
We are very pleased to welcome Team Alicia who's members came in great numbers
to help support the Michael Dunleavy Foundation's efforts to help fight childhood brain cancer in honor of 18 month old Alicia Barrett
who is currently undergoing treatments for brain cancer at Mass General Hospital. You may have noticed the white T-shirts mixed in with
our own Blue 10th anniversary shirts. The Team brought with them scores of walkers and a good many runners as well. Our sincere thanks for
Team Alicia's participation and support.
|Complete Results and Photos !|
View complete race results or
check out our gallery archive for more photos taken throughout the event. The Galleries are presented in an
easy to use thumbnail format that allows you to pick the images you want to view in full size. You can even
browse through photos of all the past Walks and Races starting in 2003 all the way up to this years event.
The photos in our Gallery are presented in chronological order. As you scroll down through them you can
see the activities as they happened. We hope you will enjoy them.
Visit the 2012 Photo Gallery
More 2012 Photos
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|10th Annual Doolin Walk Set for April 15, 2012|
The 10th annual Michael Dunleavy Walk will take place in Doolin on Sunday April 15th starting at 1.00pm at the Russell center. If you are in the area we would love to see you, and if you would please pass the word to relatives and friends. If you are living in the US please let your Irish relatives and friends know about this event. You can get sponsorship cards by calling Mary O Donoghue at (065) 707 4342, or Maurice Dunleavy at (087) 291 2916.
|4 Legged Runners and Walkers !|
Looks like the Annual 5K Walk/Race is becoming popular with our 4 legged
friends... or should I say our 4 legged family members. All were well behaved and seem to take the whole
event in stride. One that admitted to being a little out of shape required some assistance crossing the finish line
but that is to be expected after a long hard winter.